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Ranger-led visits

Ranger Sessions: Ranger-led visits

During term time from March to November, the Rangers offer a range of environmental activities for schools and groups that all aim to foster a greater appreciation and understanding of our local environment, through enjoyable 'hands on' experiences.

All sessions need to be booked in advance by contacting the Rangers. To find out the availability of date for a visit please contact the Education Ranger by emailing education@moors-valley.co.uk

All sessions are led by the Rangers of East Dorset District Council. For all activities we set a maximum of 16 children to 1 Ranger. Sessions vary in length from 1 hour through to 4 hours. The price for all listed activities are £32 per Ranger per hour.

All schools and children’s clubs are welcome to take part in these activities. The recommended age group for each activity is given but some activities can be adapted to suit other ages.
Most of the activities are suitable for students with special needs, some are more suitable than others; please contact the Education Ranger if you would like to discuss the suitability of any of the activities or talk about any adaptations that could be made. Please refer to our Access for All page for details of our accessible facilities.
Pre-visits from group leaders are also welcome.

Rangers will provide all instructions and equipment for the activity. Group leaders and helpers are encouraged to become involved in the activities. Group leaders remain responsible for the behaviour of the group at all times.

A timetable is produced for each booking. Please ensure you allow enough time for your group to arrive, walk from the coach park to the Visitor Centre, use the toilets and be ready for the session start time.
Please be aware some of the activities are held a short walk (5-10 mins) away from the Visitor Centre so starting times are important to ensure you don’t lose any activity time.

Please ensure you have read the Additional Information for Group Leaders document in advance of your visit which contains advice about ticks, recommended clothing and other safety information.